Pink Note–The Novelette

A girl seated on a bed, reading; signed with the butterfly at right edge on bedcover.

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1883-1884
Medium
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25.3 x 15.5 cm (9 15/16 x 6 1/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.158a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Watercolor

Keywords
child, reading, United States
Provenance

To 1902
Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Henry Studdy Theobald in 1902 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Purchases from Thoebald, pg. 4, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Voucher No. 1, August 1902, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Henry Studdy Theobald (C.L. Freer source) 1847-1934
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

A girl seated on a bed, reading; signed with the butterfly at right edge on bedcover.

Published References
  • Unknown. Untitled article. .
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  • Unknown. Untitled article in response to 1884 exhibition in London. .
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  • Anna Gruetzner. A Fragile Modernism: Whistler and His Impressionist Followers. New Haven and London, 2007. fig. 37.
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • Burns A. Stubbs Freer Gallery of Art. Paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, and copper plates by and attributed to American and European artists, together with a list of original Whistleriana in the Freer Gallery of Art. Occasional Papers Series, vol. 1 Washington, D.C. p. 17.
  • Pamela Robertson. Beauty and the Butterfly: Whistler's Depictions of Women. Exh. cat. Glasgow. p. 60, fig. 35.
  • Kenneth Myers. Mr. Whistler's Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition. Washington. cat. 44, p. 70.
  • James Warren Lane Aimee Crane. Whistler. New York. p. 82.
  • Susan Grace Galassi, Margaret F. MacDonald, Aileen Ribeiro. Whistler, Women, and Fashion. Exh. cat. New Haven and New York, April 22 - July 13, 2003. p. 145, fig. 136.
  • Kenneth Myers. Mr. Whistler's Gallery: the art of displaying art. New York, November 2003. p. 147.
  • Ruth Bernard Yeazell. Art of the Everyday: Dutch Painting and the Realist Novel. Princeton, N.J. p. 158, fig. 5-19.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 197, pl. 127.
  • Sir Frederick Wedmore. Exhibition of drawings in water colour and in black and white. London. p. 374.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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